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Geikosai at Yakuoin Mt Takao
Dec 31
Tokyo
Culture

Geikosai at Yakuoin Mt Takao

Despite its remote location, thousands make the pilgrimage to Yakuoin, the temple at the top of Mt Takao, for New Year's. The celebrations start on New Year's Eve, with the main religious ceremonies from midnight to 5 pm on New Years Day.

Lynda Hogan
Ushiku Daibutsu New Year Events
Dec 31
Ibaraki
Culture

Ushiku Daibutsu New Year Events

Overview of the New Year celebratory events held annually at the Ushiku Daibutsu (big buddha) in Ibaraki prefecture, close to Tokyo. Fireworks, light up, free entry, hatsumode (first shrine or temple visit of the year) and children's events.

Lynda Hogan

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